Mother’s Day is Sunday May 8th, and mothers throughout the country can relax! It is a lovely day to celebrate mothers and the amazing things they do everyday!
Many mothers on Mother’s Day will receive presents from their partners and children, many mothers will get breakfast in bed, will receive handmade crafts from their kids or get treated to a special meal.
But what do mothers truly desire on Mother’s Day? Chocolate? Flowers? A special meal?
Many mothers long for a day off from their daily tasks… a day where they can enjoy spending time with their children and family without having to cater to everyone else’s needs. And although mothers love to do these things for their family, sometimes they just need a little break!
A day where they do not have to carpool kids to soccer and dance class, pack sports kits, dance shoes. A day where they do not need to prepare snacks, pick up dirty laundry or make sure a new load is on. A day where they don’t need to cook a family meal or make sure the kids have brushed their teeth or picked up their toys from the bottom of the stairs.
Many moms throughout the country long for a 10 minute breather, a time when they can go to the bathroom without the help of a toddler, or a family meal free of smartphones, or just 10 minutes without the words mom, mom, mom! Of course, moms love those tiny little voices but after 8 tantrums, 10 sibling squabbles, and the 100th demand of the day, the word mom begins to lose all meaning!
So for the perfect mother’s day, start your day with breakfast in bed prepared by your partner and kids. Ban the word MOM for the day and enjoy the perfect bliss of a mom free silence. Leave the dishes in the sink, the laundry in the dryer and block out the toys that are strewn around your home, these can all wait, or if you are lucky someone might clean them up!
Enjoy family time, on a day where nothing matters only family fun. A lovely walk in the brisk spring sunshine with your littles, a fun road trip, a lovely lunch and shopping trip. No matter what you do, leave your daily routine behind for a day and enjoy the people that gave you this day, your kids; after all without them you would not be a mom!
And although chocolates, cards, flowers and gifts are lovely, what most mothers truly want is a day where they can leave behind their daily tasks, work, cleaning, parenting to enjoy the marvel that is their children and family. A Mother’s Day where she can soak in the bath for 30 minutes undisturbed, a Mother’s Day where she is treated to a meal or a takeaway and can leave the pans in the cupboard for a day.
A Mother’s Day filled with love and hugs from her kids.
This Mother’s Day,
Give the Gift of Time